Engineering education and technological development in South Korea

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Engineering education and technological development in South Korea

A group of 15 honours programme students from TU Delft visited South Korea in the summer of 2019. The goal of this study trip was threefold: to learn (a) to what extent innovation is integrated into education and how it is used to improve it, (b) what major technological developments are embraced by Korean companies, and (c) how the engineering culture in South Korea differs from the engineering culture in the Netherlands. Over the course of 2 weeks the students visited several institutions that are at the forefront of the developments, including Samsung, Hyundai Heavy Industries, the Dutch embassy and the Korean Institute for Science and Technology.

Aldert Kamp, project leader of the 4TU.Centre for Engineering Education described in his book Engineering education in a rapidly changing world how education hasn’t kept up with the rapidly changing world we live in. The students interviewed staff and students to gain insight into the role of the tech-sector in South Korea and Korean society and how it influences the engineering education system and vice versa. Their findings are bundled in this study tour report.

Engineering education and technological development in South Korea

Engineering education and technological development in South Korea

A group of 15 honours programme students from TU Delft visited South Korea in the summer of 2019. The goal of this study trip was threefold: to learn (a) to what extent innovation is integrated into education and how it is used to improve it, (b) what major technological developments are embraced by Korean companies, and (c) how the engineering culture in South Korea differs from the engineering culture in the Netherlands. Over the course of 2 weeks the students visited several institutions that are at the forefront of the developments, including Samsung, Hyundai Heavy Industries, the Dutch embassy and the Korean Institute for Science and Technology.

Aldert Kamp, project leader of the 4TU.Centre for Engineering Education described in his book Engineering education in a rapidly changing world how education hasn’t kept up with the rapidly changing world we live in. The students interviewed staff and students to gain insight into the role of the tech-sector in South Korea and Korean society and how it influences the engineering education system and vice versa. Their findings are bundled in this study tour report.